Friday, August 04, 2006
# Posted 7:50 PM by Taylor Owen
the more instructive comparison is between the recent incursion and the strangely named Operation Grapes of Wrath, which the Labor prime minister Shimon Peres mounted in April 1996...He continues by paralleling the killing of 102 refugees in 1996 with the deaths of last weekend, both in Qana, (the former resulting in an immediate US arranged ceasefire), and concludes that:
As in 1982, the effect of this savage assault on the Lebanese people will be to breed a new generation of angry young men dedicated to resistance.Again, speaking to the long term strategic costs of civilian casualties. (2) opinions -- Add your opinion
You know, I don't think I've ever seen a mention of long-term strategic costs to Hezbollah or the like due to civilian casualties. I wonder why that is?
"The effect of this savage assault BY the Lebanese people will be to breed a new generation of angry young men dedicated to resistance." Can you even imagine that sentence in the IHT?Post a Comment